Totally in accordance with what you mention.
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We already know that there will always be people with these purposes and that is not why we have to stop providing the user with a task that perhaps due to ignorance he does not know how to do.
With the add-on I simply try that those who want to quickly have a copy of their add-ons, for example, can choose all or several of them and be able to quickly pack them up to have them saved.
For example for when you reinstall and want to start from scratch with NVDA. For people who use virtual machines and install clean NVDA and want only some of the add-ons they have in their original copy etc.
El 14/11/2020 a las 10:40, Brian's Mail list account via groups.io escribió:
I think one of he problems with such things is that if its used to share unofficial add ons, it would be a great little tool to allow bad persons to insert nasty code before repackaging it as an add on. However I'm sure anyone smart enough to make a dodgy security breaking add on, would have the knowledge how to make the add on file in the first place, after all its just a set of files, zipped up and with the extension name changed.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Héctor Javier Benítez Corredera" <hebolah@...>
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 7:09 PM
Subject: [nvda-addons] Introducing my first addon Packager of complements.
Well the first thing to apologize for my English is simply thanks to the
Well a few months ago I started programming some things for NVDA in the
Well, after being a user of NVDA a long time ago I found a problem that
for those who have the knowledge is not such.
There is a reality in NVDA and it is the amount of non official
complements that there are.
Well, many times we lose the original, the page where we downloaded the
complement or simply shared it and we do not remember who shared it.
Who knows how to repackage the add-on has no problem but there are users
who do not know the process.
Well, that is what happened to me that I had to share an add-on with a
friend and when I was doing the whole process I thought it would be
great if NVDA had something that would facilitate that very same thing,
to generate again an add-on already installed.
Well, I leave you to see what you think of (addonPackager.
In Github there is all the information about how to use it, although it
is very simple.
Once installed in Tools we will have the possibility to launch the addon.
The addon is currently translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese
(Portugal) and Brazilian Portuguese.
It is simple and good in the Hispanic community to like quite a lot.
I know that surely you do not like this practice of repackaging an
add-on directly from NVDA but being realistic this is something that is
done from the beginning. Therefore consider after evaluating and putting
in the documentation the corresponding security warnings to make such a
tool that facilitates the whole process.
Well this is the link to the latest version of the add-on:
And this is the repository on Github: